Check out MSSC’s Gay Straight Alliance Directory to find student organizations near you!
Rise Above for Youth – http://www.riseabove4youth.org/
Rise Above for Youth is a nonprofit child welfare organization serving youth transitioning from foster care, homelessness, and juvenile justice ages 14-24 in Mississippi. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support to youth by guiding them in addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs. Through our programs, we offer tools to promote ongoing self care, self sufficiency, and to improve the current outcomes (see below) for our nations forgotten youth.
Eta Iota Mu Fraternity – http://www.epitomeofroyalty.org/
Eta Iota Mu Fraternity, Incorporated, was established in 2009 and is located in Jackson, Mississippi. HIM INC. is a greek letter, community service organization that has established and continues to create bonds between aggressive women within the lesbian community who are interested in self-respect, community awareness, involvement, and a lasting brotherhood.
Eta Epsilon Gamma Sorority – http://www.epitomeofroyalty.org/
Eta Epsilon Gamma Sorority, Incorporated, Established in 2009, is a greek letter, community service organization located in Jackson, MS. HER INC. strives to increase female involvement in the LGBTQ community, give back to the entire community, and create a strong sisterhood between feminine lesbian women.
Transgender Support Group of MS - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Trans.support.ms/
A group to provide support for all Transgenders, Gender Queer and Questioning people, and our allies, in the Jackson, Ms area.
My Brother’s Keeper – http://www.mbk-inc.org/
My Brothers Keeper, Inc. (MBK)is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization designed to enhance the health and well being of minorities through leadership in public and community health practices, collaborations and partnerships.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in Mississippi
PFLAG Olive Branch – firstname.lastname@example.org
PFLAG Oxford/North Mississippi – email@example.com
PFLAG Tupelo – firstname.lastname@example.org (Official PFLAG recognition pending approval)
PFLAG Jackson – email@example.com
PFLAG Laurel – firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA Network - http://www.gsanetwork.org/
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
National Center for Transgender Equality – http://transequality.org/
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
Out Health – http://outhealth.net/
The GLBT Youth Support Project and OutHealth! provide training and on-going support for health and human service providers and educators to assist them in developing and implementing welcoming and appropriate programs, policies, and services for GLBT youths, adults, and their families.
Legal & Policy
Southern Poverty Law Center - http://www.splcenter.org
The SPLC is dedicated to defending the rights of the LGBT community. Our current work has a national reach but is primarily focused on the Southeast where relatively few organizations advocate for this community.
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - http://www.splcenter.org
The Task Force builds the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of the movement.
National Center for Lesbian Rights – http://www.nclrights.org
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
ACLU LGBT Rights Project – http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights
The mission of the ACLU LGBT Project is the creation of a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people enjoy the basic rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.